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Sri Lanka Police celebrates 145th anniversary

Sep 3, 2011 11:18:19 AM - itnnews.lk

The Sri Lanka Police committed towards building a secure society in a free country celebrates its 145th anniversary.

Police Service that was functioning to provide security to the society became a regular service in the 19th century. The service was initiated with one Constable and was confined only to Colombo. It became an organized institution in 1865. Through an ordinance presented during the year, George Campbell was appointed to the post of IGP on 3rd September. This day is commemorated every year as the Police Day. Two thousand five hundred and eighty eight Police Officers have sacrificed their lives in one and half centuries while working amidst the people, in war zones and during insurgencies. One thousand two hundred and ninety seven have become disabled. It is the brave Police Officers who work under difficult conditions to pave your way when you are on way to office or take your child to school. Sri Lanka Police will continue to be committed towards creating better conditions for the people to live by bringing illegal activities under control and protecting the free environment.